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and laid on the table, with no intervening action or debate, that no further motions be in order to any of the nominations, any related statements be printed in the record and that president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the veterans' affairs committee be discharged from further consideration of presidential nomination 2024, that the nomination be confirmed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table with no intervening action or debate, and no further motions be in order to the nomination, any related statements be printed in the record and president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the armed services committee be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 139 -- i'm sorry. 1339. we now proceed to this matter. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 1339, an act to designate the
action in all of these areas because in the words of the president, surely we can do better than this. ♪ >> jennifer: last friday at 4:30 in the morning under the cover of darkness the michigan legislature passed a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons into hospitals, churches bars stadiums day care centers and schools. and just a few hours after the legislature passed that bill 26 people including 20 children were killed. gunned down at the elementary school in sandy hook elementary. the governor said that has given him clear pause. i beg your rick snyder please veto those bills and stop the madness, but here is what he is up against. 24 michigan lawmakers are acting on behalf of alec that conservative group that drafts gun legislation for lawmakers, and alec has been bank rolled by the nra. michigan's alec chair cosponsored the extreme gun legislation that rammed through the house and senate last week. but this is not just about michigan. michigan has been passing some crazy bills these last few weeks, but this is much broader. alec's le
with his call to have action now. >> since i've been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. fourth time we have hugged survivors. the fourth time we have consoled the families of victims. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complexed and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or present every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. >> that moment is what the "washington post" is calling president obama's enough is enough speech. joining me now, now by the way a consultant to mayors against illegal guns. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, tamron. >> our article is why we wanted you on as a guest here. you said the only thing i experienced similar to this moment was the oklahoma city bombing where another american killed scores of people and you referred to this and used the word
and these children are our children. and we are going to have to come together to take action to prevent more tragedies and prevent the politics. >> reporter: good morning. we are in newtown, connecticut, this morning. we are awaiting a press conference to get underway. they are gathered just to my left, but we are waiting for the folks from the state police and also the local police to update us on the very latest. the crime scene is just a half mile through that woods. that's sandy hook elementary school. and, of course, it was the sight and scene of so much chaos. we want to talk a little bit about what the president said. it was very unusual to see him so emotional and so choked up as he gave that brief remark about the shooting. brianna kieler reporting for us from the white house. i have to say i have never seen a speech that he couldn't almost get through. and i think a lot of people would say the same thing. >> reporter: it was a very emotional moment for president obama, soledad. something certainly remarkable, but there was something else in his comments that was also remarkable. if
into action on capitol hill n newtown, connecticut today there are four more funerals and another day of goodbyes to people and young ones that so many people love and this time it is 6-year-old charlotte bacon and caroline and daniel and victory soto. the visitation for the principal dawn hochsprung is also scheduled today, the latest funerals and visitation among the 26 victims killed by adam lanza on friday and all this time investigators are still working diligently to retrieve any kind of data they can find from the killer's computer. he smashed it to bits before he went on his shooting rampage. they are still trying to get what they can. as the white house and congress grapple with the politics of gun control, and that raging debate, and as newtown, connecticut grapples with the reality of the gun violence, we are seeing an unintended consequence perhaps of this, a spike in gun sales. here is david mattingly. >> almost 1,000 miles away from newtown, connecticut gun owners rush to buy more guns. >> why today? >> i was looking for a gun that i wanted for a long time and just wante
obama to tackle gun violence. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> reporter: what exactly does he mean by meaningful action? critics of the president's record on the issue are pressing for specific proposals. new york mayor michael bloomberg said calling for meaningful action is not enough. we need immediate act action. we heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership. not from the white house and not from congress. gun violence has not been a priority for the obama administration. as he ran for president in 2008, he supported running a ban on assault weapons. >> keeping ak 47s out of the hands of criminals. >> reporter: once selected, he did not make good on his campaign pledge. the brady campaign to prevent gun violence gave the president across the board fs on its report card. >> the senate will come to order. >> reporter: a major obstacle for the president, congress, where even in the democratic controlled senate, little appetite to touch the controversial is
and two shorter ones in his pocket and had it not been for the quick action, the courageous action of people there, he would have loaded and 30 more bullets would have been discharged. i come to this issue as a parent and a grandparent. i was on my way to the rural part of my district on friday when i heard the news about the shootings in connecticut. first i heard three had died. that was bad enough, and then i heard 20 children had died. i was devastated. i have two grandchildren the same age as the children who were shot and killed in newtown, connecticut. on sunday, when i opened the newspaper to read about the shootings, i saw a photograph of one of the children who was killed. her name was emily. a little blonde-haired girl with a beautiful smile. she looked at me from the paper, i saw my granddaughter's elsa and tilly looking back at me. so i come to this issue as a grandparent whose children but for fate could have been in the same situation as the children in newtown. and come to this as a member of congress. you know the people back home in just about every district keep
explaining his horrific actions. but lieutenant paul vance said clues to the possible motive have been recovered in multiple searches. >> did produce some very-- a very good evidence in this investigation, that our investigators will be able to use and hopefully painting the complete picture as to how and more importantly why this occurred. >> reporter: now, we have to say it's not clear why at this hour lanza targeted that elementary school. there were early reports yesterday indicating the mother naiive a teacher there, perhaps an aide at sandy hook. police have found no evidence she had any obvious connection to the school. and one more thing, jim. police now are checking on a different report that maybe adam lanza was involved in an argument with staffers at the school the day before the shooting, but i have to emphasize they have not yet confirmed that. jim. >> axelrod: bob orr in washington, thank you. senior correspondent john miller has been talking to his law enforcement source. he joins me now for more. john, are you hearing anything about this altercation? >> reporter: yeah,
night president obama promised action. >> in the coming weeks, i'll use whatever how -- power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> asked specifically what he will do, there were no specifics given. >> no single action will fully address the problem. >> there are an estimated 200 (20)000-0000 plus guns in this country and unless you have a felony conviction or are mentally unstable, you can get one. >> 51% of americans favor stricter gun control laws in general and a majority say that the shooting in connecticut show problems in the country. >> a gun rights activist said it's time to rethink our laws. >> yon anybody that needs 30 round miss the clip to go hunt sglg while one republican lawmaker said if the sandy hook elementary principal had been armed, the killing could have been stopped. >> michael bloom burg has been a long time advocate for tougher gun laws. >> words alone cannot heal our nation, only action can do that. >> several democratic lawmakers said they would introduce an assault gun ban soon. >> the question is
? why can't there be legislative action immediately if there's the desire of the people and overwhelming numbers show 57% if not higher asking americans if they want stricter gun controls, that i say yes. why does it have to be one or the other, mental health or some type of reasonable or sensible common sense ban on certain weapons? >> m-o-n-e-y. the republican party gets 80% or 90% of the money the nra dolls out to buy them and as a result it's always everything except for the gun but the reality is and people are smarter than this, there's always been mental illness. there's always been evil in our society. but what we now have is unrestricted access to military-style killing machines with bullets that were used to riddle the babies' bodies on friday. designed to maximize soft tissue damage. i mean, come on. and these members of congress look the other way and say it's everything but. they're just in the pocket of the nra and the democrats haven't been much better. we can get real substantive national gun laws that could save real people's lives and we can stop allowing congress to le
and i agree with that. i have five children myself, but i also want to be able to take action so that this won't happen. three of my children are going to be going to elementary school on monday so we need to take some action and as a police officer, i can tell you what needs to be done is these gun-free school zones, that needs to be repealed. we have to have protection there and we have to have the ability for teachers and you know, people on the campuses to be able to defend themselves and to protect these young children. >> rick: so what you're talking about having someone armed and trained inside every school around the country in the event of something like this happening. >> i'm not talking about necessarily hiring or having a police state, but talking about allowing teachers and, you know, other personnel that work at the school to have the ability to have a weapon. if that principal, and i know it's a very tragic incident, but if that principal had a weapon. there have been a chance to save her own life, but we need to take this notion of, you know, not taking action now
with executive action. take a listen. >> well, i think that there are a number of things, and those are things that we're going to be talking about over the course of the next few weeks. not an extended period of time. the president, i guess, will be talking about this, but have specific proposals for congress to consider. we'll also look at what executive action the president might take. megyn: joining me now, chris stirewalt, our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on foxnews.com live. so what kind of executive action is he talking about, chris? when he had the assault weapons ban in place from '94 to 2004, it was a big political deal, and a lot of folks who voted for it wound up getting kicked out of office because, you know, gun rights are something people feel very passionately about in the country. if it could have been done by executive action, in other words, that's probably how other presidents would have been done it too. >> well, certainly, the president in a second term might feel differently about this than he did in the first term. he has some latitude when
to take action this time around. >> cenk, the president himself is not delineated what he's going to do, nor do we expect him just today to wake up and say this is what our plan is, the white house jay carney was a little circumspect but understanding that there will be some action. the president last night though took to well it was the airwaves, but also to a gathering, an ecumenical gathering of service remembrance in newtown connecticut. here is the president speaking first about his reflection of what happened there. >> obama: can we honestly say that we're doing enough to keep our children all of them, safe from harm? i've been reflecting on this the last few days. if we're honest with ourselves the answer is no. we're not doing enough. we will have to change. since i have been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them they must change. >> yeah, he's tolerated them for quite awhile, though. that guy has a lot of pretty words, and i
and vowed to take action. >> as i said earlier this week, i can't do it alone. i need your help. if we're going to succeed it will take a sustained effort for mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, law enforcement and responsible gun owners. >> with the president calling for concrete change by next month, there is already signs of republican resistance to his push for stronger gun control. >> what bothered me the most as a representative is how this has been politicized so quickly. >> do you dare come on my show and say i am using the slaughter of 20 little 6 and 7-year-old children? >> how many children do you have? >> joe, how many children do you have? >> i have four children, tim. answer my question. >> so do i and i refuse to let you say because you have children or anybody else that we need to actually politicize this. >> joining me now, delaware attorney general beau biden whose father vice president joe biden is leading the new task force and los angeles mayor and the current president of the u.s. conference of mayors and a member of the mayors against illegal guns and also j
be worse if the teachers hadn't taken action. you never know how you are going to respond in one of these life altering situations. >> two classrooms 3 minutes. 12 minutes after the hour. we will be here the next 4 hours and have continuing coverage through out the day. straight ahead your child didn't need to be at the scene of the shooting to be traumatized just hearing about it can be traumatic. as a parent what do you do? what do you advise? dr. mark seigel here live next. [ roasting firewood ] ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. >> we were told to hold on to each other. went out they said there could be bad stuff. com when we got out they told us to open our eyes we saw glass and blood on the ground. >> that child reacting to the horrifying ordeal. 20 children among those killed in this massacre. what type of impact will this have on the survivors of the tragedy and how can we help all children cope with the violence? dr. mark seigel is associate pro
meaningful action to prevent tragedies like this regardless of the politics. this evening, michele and i will do will every. and i would do is hug our children a little bit tighter. we will tell them that we love them and remind them how deeply we love each other. there are families who cannot do that tonight and they need all of us a break now. the days to come, the community needs to us to be as our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as a president to help. while nothing can fill the space of a lost child, love one. all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind that we are there for them. that we are praying for them. the love that they felt for the lost and doors not just in their memories also in hours. indoors. may god bless the memory of the victim's. indoo and door and he will the brokenhearted. and pined for warmth endour... there is a vigil outside of our white house tonight. hundreds of people wanted to express their grief and support for the families. tonight - there is a vigil outside the white house. this was the scene earlier. hundreds of people
and he said he thought it was great. he just hopes the president follows through on that call to action, whatever that action ends up being. >> that is the question, what answer. peter doocy live in washington. >> lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are vowing to take steps to try to keep that type of tragedy from happening again. kelly wright is live with more. >>> law americas as well as the president affected by the school shooting tragedy. as the president spoke out to console the residents of newtown he wants to take meaningful action for such tragedies in the future. >>> in the coming weeks i will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens to law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at stopping more tragedies like this. >> flags are half staff for children and teaches who died in this senseless shooting. republicans are vowing to take action. >> i think we need a national commission on mass violence not to be in place of anything else the president or congress or state governments might want to do, but to ma
would not be here if they did not lon >> they are making a profit on action what happens. >>reporter: state senator jerry hill, whose district covers san bruno and who is among those leading the charge for stiffer penalties and more oversight of pg&e, has harsh words for the utility company and the state. he says quote."pg&e owns the state of california and the puc.it's shameful that they would allow pg&e to profit from their behavior, their negligence, their poor maintenance." >> this is not over by a longshot. >> to try to make sure that this will not happen again the customers will have to pay over the $2 billion in upgrades and collect their normal rate of return on investment 11.3%. the mayor is expected that they will make between 140-$140 million. >> by making a profit of the explosion. it >> by making an explosion they should not have to make it at the expense of ratepayers. >> this continues to fill us and we need a voice for the people, the public to look out for our safety could not charge us more money and blow up our neighborhood. >>reporter: that is an estimated $1 per
comments, craig, of course, is that he called for meaningful action, regardless of the politics. what specifically does that mean, we'll have to wait and see. we'll probably get more information about that in the coming days. but i can tell you that this president has made it clear that he supports a ban on assault weapons. that, of course, expired back in 2004. he has also called for better background checks and called for better preventative measures, to try to keep weapons out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable. we are in contact with the white house, trying to determine if and when he will visit, but i would not be surprised if he made that trip. craig? >> the president is starting to get hammered. michael bloomberg yesterday basically saying that the president's rhetoric on gun control not enough. then there was congresswoman mccarthy, carol mccarthy from new york, who said yesterday, quote, the gloves are off if president obama fails to act on the issue. is the white house saying anything at all about some of the backlash that it's starting to get? >> reporter: wel
're hearing president obama call for meaningful action. it's unclear what exactly that would mean. white house correspondent brianna keilar is at the white house for us. lay out there for me, you have pointed out that the president himself has not done much on the issue of gun control. so what are the expectations of what meaningful action could specifically mean? >> reporter: well, gun control advocates, soledad, think that it should mean further gun legislation. they want to see action taken. the thing, though, is it's unclear exactly what president obama means by what he said yesterday in the briefing room, and he reiterated today in his weekly address. he wants to see meaningful action. if you go by his past, in 2008 while he was campaigning, he said he wanted to see a renewal of the semiautomatic weapon ban. the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. and there were a lot of tries in congress to renew that to no avail. he promised that. obviously something he didn't deliver on during his first term. the brady campaign a couple of years ago giving him an "f" when it comes to gun control.
action. we know that lies are at stake and if there is an immediate shooting, our officers gather and engage. >> overall there was very little panic at local schools but definitely a solemn news that made parents want to be closer to their children today. >>> thanks very much. >>> there is a vigil of one in san jose we want to share with you. remarkable picture, the mother shared this photo. the little girl lighting a candle. some just his change. san jose loves connecticut. that is sandy hook elementary school. >> we have a lot more as the tragedy unfolds. stay with us for continuing coverage. receive urgent updates by downloading our free news app and opting for a push notification. find the latest at abc7news.com and updating our facebook page and also on twitter. >> we're going to move on. there are some changes in our weather as we hit the weekend. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with the latest on the forecast. >> the rain we had today is long go gone but more rain coming in. live doppler 7 hd, shows you what it is look like, skies are clearing out other than a few cloud
the president also said we have to come together and take meaningful action regardless of the politics. we have heard this from our nation's leaders before. nancy cortis and the lack of gun control debate on capitol hill. >> adprosz the -- across from the white house is group of pro control gun demonstrators held a vigil. they called today's tragedy unspeakable but made no mention of the guns used to carry out the brutal act. gun control, an issue so hotly debated in the 1990s is rarely discussed seriously today. the ban on assault weapons was allowed to lapse in 2004. in 2009 congress made it easier to carry guns in national parks and the president signed it. off july's massacre in colorado president omaba said ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers not criminals. he did not propose gun legislation. that allowed speaker boehner to duck the issue too. >> i don't know. i'm not the expert on this. if the president has ideas i'd be happy to look at them. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg blasted both men. we need immediate action. we heard all this before. what we have not seen is leadership, no
years early from high school. >> takes some action to resolve some inner problem he had, some dark part of his soul. >> we did talk to a former fbi profiler who said he is sure lanza showed warning signs. he said he likely told someone about his pent of frustration. he said killing a room of children didn't come out of the blue. . >>> the older brother of the suspected gunman is out of the police custody. he left a police station last flight. he was taken into custody hours after the shooting. police don't believe ryan lanza had anything to do with the shooting and said he has been cooperative. >> we are waiting to learn the names of those killed. all of the victims have been identified and families have been told but most of the names have not been released. we do know the identity of three of the victims. they include the shooter's mother nancy lanza, the school counselor and the principal. the principal was -- has been warmly remembered by parents who say she inspired students and took security there at the school very seriously. >>> in the wake of the shooting thousands of america
if he left behind anything that would explain his actions. but they tell us that there was no note, no letter, unlike some of the past school shootings where the people who committed them did leave detailed writings because they wanted people to know some message. >> and one other detail that struck me, you had a lockdown scenario in the school. he only visits this violence on two of the classrooms. other teachers and the other children were all locked down in their classrooms or other places. >> right. and we don't know why he chose those two classrooms. there was earlier misinformation that he chose the classroom where his mother taught kindergarten. this is something we still haven't nailed down. while it's clear she wasn't a full-time faculty member, there are people that say that at some time she volunteered at that school. >> but no other connection that he had to the school? >> not that we know of. >> thank you, pete, thank you for your reporting. >> you bet. >>> i want to turn now to connecticut governor danell malloy. i am profoundly sorry we are doing this interview this
. >> the voices of reasons cannot be silent. through administrative action we must limit the proliferation of automatic weapon that have no purpose other than to kill citizens. >> the newtown tragedy could be a tipping point for some pro-gun lawmakers. >> reporter: the numbers are striking, 8,500 people died each year in gun violence. since columbine, more than 30 mass murders. the latest is chilling. >> shame on nra. >> reporter: as protesters gathered outside of washington, the nra declined to comment on the debate. but there were signs that they have. joe manchin, a life long nra member said he's rethinking his position. >> i don't know anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs those types of multiple clips as far as ammunition. >> reporter: and joe scarborough, now an nbc host also reversed himself on gun control. >> politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the statistic customer quo, they must instead be forced to defend our children. >> reporter: at least one texas republican defends the rights of owners. amid the talk of gun control, gun
that she actually saved a great many lives and taken the action that is she did. she is truly a hero today. >>> our coverage of the connecticut school shooting continues. pope benedict xvi expressed his condolences today to those who lost loved ones. >> to those affected by this tragedy, each of you i send abundant blessings. >> the pontiff said he is praying for the families of the victims, especially those who lost children. the pontiff asked worshipers to turn to faith. >>> a second round of voting takes place next weekend. the election has been marred by violence including an attack on the opposition headquarters. opposition leaders said police stood by during that attack. >>> kim jung un attended a memorial for his father. his son has spoken of economic reform but the united nations has found no improvements in his human rights record and last week jung launched a rocket in the show of the young leader's power. >>> and there was a memorial for a london nurse. photographers they mobbed the transfer of her coffin. the nurse committed suicide after she put through a prank call into kate
administrative actions are taken inside the state department as a >> what administrative actions are taken inside the state department as a result of this report? >> everything the report has suggested has been embraced by the department and more. secretary clinton has sent out additional measures she think can contribute to advancing the interests set out in the report itself. so i think that will become clear tomorrow. secretary burns and secretary ninth will report in an open session and let open steps being taken. it is a huge step forward to address the lessons learned from them passÉ, which are important to everybody. or 70,000 employees of the day 275 different posts. people are at risk. it's a dangerous world we are in any think this report is going to significantly advance the security interest in those personnel of our country. a major stop there if they will pick it up tomorrow. [inaudible] >> yes, the report specifically calls on resources. there is a need to put about $2.5 billion a year over a number of years into efforts to strengthen our security sadness in various critical place
from sandy hook elementary. last night, the president assured them he will take action, saying they are not alone. and, as we said, this week here at abc news, we will join the search for answers about gun violence in america. but we do begin this evening in a community that is shattered but holding on, and abc's dan harris, who has been there from the start, watched as the funerals began today. dan? >> reporter: diane, good evening. this growing carpet of cards and flowers and teddy bears behind me is a symbol of a community that is hoping, in the words of one of the signs here, that love will get them through this. first, though, they need to get through the funerals, which began today. today, in newtown, a funeral for 6-year-old noah pozner, who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed as the procession passed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> when she told him, i love you, his answer was, not as much as i love you. >> repor
inaction. that means he's committed. he is going on the record, some kind of action. >> that, of course, david letterman monday night addressing the horrific school shooting. good morning, i'm brian shactman this is "way too early." a lot to get to this tuesday, including new developments in the fiscal cliff negotiations. of course, with the year-end deadline less than two weeks away, the country's entire attention seems to be shifting to newtown, connecticut with lawmakers putting a renewed focus on gun control. first signs of a changing dynamic in washington. many believe friday's unspeakable acts in connecticut could mark a tipping point. the "washington post" reporting that president obama ordered cabinet members to order proposals to curb gun violence, a push that could include a new ban on assault rifles. sources say vice president joe biden will spearhead that effort. still the white house press secretary jay carney wasn't ready to unveil specifics. >> it's a complex problem that will require complex solution. no single piece of legislation no single action will fully
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, that you spoke to a man whose children used to go to sandy hook elementary and he's trying to take action to mobilize his neighbors. what did he tell you he's doing. >> his kids went to sandy hook years ago. he feels like a lot of people feel in this town. how do you make sense of this? he says some people grieve, what he wants to do is take action. so he's in the process of mobilizing people. he held a meeting today with people try og figure out what to do. as far as emailing their representatives and sending phone calls, trying to get some sort of action all the way up to capitol hill. the hope is to sort of try to find some sort of semblance of a remedy to what's happened here on friday. >> all right, alison kosik, thank you very much. >> allison reporting for us, as she gets more information she'll be back with us. we learned some new information on the timeline. a connecticut newspaper releasing a chilling and extrely detailed timeline of what happened just before the ten minutes of horror on friday. information about the heroes, we haven't heard until now. oh, hey mike. what are you
are standing by for a conversation on what happened and why to cuss what it means to take meaningful action, that's president obama's phrase and a shattering moment of mindlessness. >>> the latest on the investigation, brian ross our chief investigative correspondent and, brian, investigators are beginning to piece together what happened in that terrifying ten minutes in the school. >> that's right, george, they say they are making good progress in knowing much of the how, although less of the why of the stunning crime. in particular, they are focusing on the weapons used, there were three weapons recovered, two handguns and a semiautomatic assault-style rifle that authorities believe was owned actually by adam lanza's mother, nancy. her friends say she was a gun enthusiast who bought the weapons for self-defense when she was divorced and lived in a large home by herself and often took her sons, her friends say, to a nearby firing range for target practice. >> so they confirm that the weapons belonged to her, but there had also been some reports, at least one in the "l.a. times" that the sh
to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening, michelle andly do what i know what every parent in america will do, hug our children tighter. we'll tell them that we love them. remind each other how deeply we love one another. there are families in connect who can't do that tonight and they need all of us right now. in our days to come they need to us be at our best as americans andly do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need. to remind them we are there for them, that we are praying for them. that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the victims. in the words of scripture, heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds. >> jon: clearly emotional president obama making a statement to the nation this afternoon. our chief white house correspondent ed henry was there. what was it like inside that room, sned >> reporter: jon, the r
in the hands of seasonals not in the hands of criminals. >> today, dramatic chief. specific promise of action in the second term. >> these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods. the children are our children. >> we have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of politics. >> for now, the president ordered flags be flown at half staff, military posts public buildings and grown and including the white house. where there is a grieving staff and first family. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children tighter. and we'll tell them that we love them. >> captain mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords said today that she sends her prayers from tucson, and he added a meaningful discussion of the nation's gun laws can no longer wait. bret? >> bret: ed henry live on the north lawn. thank you. this was one of the worst school shootings in american history. we will have the latest on historic and tragic shootings in connecticut. when we come back. >> the children obvi
obama is facing strong criticism over his actions as president on gun control in the wake of the deadly connecticut elementary school shooting many people are wondering if tragedies like these can be prevented. we go now to story. return to index of stories... just hours after the breon ra--reporter brianna... >>reporter: connecticut shooting, a promise from president obama to tackle gun violence: >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >>reporter: but what exactly does he mean by "meaningful action?" critics of the president's record on the issue are pressing for specific proposals. new york mayor michael bloomberg said "calling for 'meaningful action' is not enough. we need immediate action. we have heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership - not from the white house and not from congress." gun violence has not been a priority for the obama administration. as he ran for president in 2008, obama supported reinstating a ban on assault weapons. >> don't tell me we can't u
and rejecting real action against gun violence. at a defining a historic moment for our nation demanding courageous leadership, the nra has declined to step forward as a credible and constructive partner. the proposal for more armed guards in schools may be helpful in some instances, but it falls short of the strong, serious comprehensive action needed to stop the kind of horrific tragedy that occurred last week. many police that spoke to me on that day when we take a said that the killer was so heavily armed that they doubted they could have stopped him. the american people are demanding real change. the nra proposal fails to offer any real protection from violence. members in connecticut and around the country are writing and calling me to say that the nra does not speak for them. it was a call for action. the nra has failed to answer the call. we need to do something about these guns, about the assault weapons, the kind that was used in the new town tragedy. i am very proud to join and senator feinstein oppose the bill that will help put a stop to the proliferation of the assault weap
to shield her students from gunfire. and others whose actions likely saved likes. the unfathomable loss felt far beyond newtown, connecticut, complete strangers coming from across the country to offer their support and condolences. >> could not sleep last night turn on the news, that matter the channel it is on. the least i can do with the holidays approaching. molly line is live in newtown with more. molly, what are we learning? >>reporter: we are seeing the faces to match with the 20 names of the children. one picture we have today, jack pinto a huge giant fan, six, in 1st grade. he loves sports and he is honored tonight by one of his favorite players, victor cruz, a giants player, of course, write on his gloves today. and olivia just six years old, family friends created a memorial fund on facebook, filled with christmas-themed photos. >>bret: these are all tough to go through. en families who survived the incident are suffering, obvious ly. >> chris wallace this morning had a chance to speak with a father whose child survived the massacre. and his son was inside when the gunman came in a
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recommends at this time no disciplinary action. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live on capitol hill with more on this. catherine, in the last hour we have some brand new reaction to this report. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that's right, jenna. first of all the report concludes there was no protest prior to the attack. that al qaeda is not dead. it has metastasized. that its followers have a new home in eastern libya. and that the benghazi on 9/11 was a significant defeat for the united states. it killed 4:00 americans including our ambassador. it also shuttered our diplomatic security presence in eastern lib. >> as well as a sizable cia operation. within the last hour a senior democrat at the closed classified briefing said there were systemic failures at seniors levels of the state department. >> i think the conclusion was very stark, very candid, very honest and told us the following. the mistakes were made, lives were lost and lessons need to be learned. first america can not retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there, to
neighborhoods. these children are our children. we are going to have to coming to and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the toll picks. >> president obama on the shooting. the massacre is raising new questions about the access of guns in america. he is urgently calling for more gun control. a former chief economist on the sentencing commission on more guns, less crime. the president of the campaign to prevent gun violence. the attorney for the michigan and responsible gun owners. let's start with you. you were pretty outspoken saying this is time to bring in new gun control laws. >> yes. if this doesn't wake us up, i don't know what will. i was heartened that the president said we had to take meaningful action and the only thing he can do is lead a crusade for reasonable gun control legislation in congress. these massacres are taking place more and more often. we saw bay the way today a similar incident in china where a mad man attacked an elementary school in china with a knife with 22 injured children. not dead. that's the difference. in the united st
. >> she talks about the heroic actions of her teacher. >> what do you remember? what happened? >> we got to school and did everything we needed to and then we heard this racket at a classroom. we were all scared. then we heard them say go in your cubbies. >> everybody went to their cubbies? >> uh-huh. >> did you hear any more bad noises? >> yes. >> while that was going on your teacher was reading you books and keeping you calm? >> yeah. >> you have a good teacher don't you? >> uh-huh. >> you love your teacher? >> yes. >> did your teacher seem nervous? >> no. >> she just kept her calm and told you a story. >> uh-huh. >> you remember which one? >> she read us the nut cracker and another book that was about christmas. >> i love the nut cracker. do you love it? >> yes. >> i am afraid of the mouse king. ill scary. let's be honest, right? not just me. you are in there, how do you leave the classroom? >> we got in a line and we had our close our eyes. >> you had to close your eyes? >> yes. >> and when you opened them where were you? >> we were walking down to the fire station. >> what happened
. >> southwest settles a class action lawsuit. find out what it will >> eric: good monday morning, 5:14, a live look from rooftop camera. you see the bay and bay bridge in the background. there is light rain scattered around the bay area. we will show some of that to you and mike will show you the forecast with live doppler 7-hd. >> discussion about a controversial soccer field project, it continues when city council meets this evening. the proposed property is opposed by environmental groups and some residents. concerns include the impact on wildlife and airport safety issues. supporters say the city needs more athletic fields. the project is supported by a 5-1 vote from the planning commission. >> southwest airlines has settled a lawsuit worth an estimated $29 million for drink vouch there's didn't have an expiration date. the class action suit covers 6 million unredeemed drink tickets. it's when southwest changed their policy because people were abusing the system by using photocopies of the vouchers. >>> with america accelerating to the so-called fiscal cliff. budget negotiations are pickin
actions and that's time -- facts and circumstances, and that's time consuming. we'll then work with the removal of deceased and initiate that process and we certainly have a great deal of work that needs to be done in this investigation. >> pelley: paul vance with the connecticut state police. i asked officer vance whether any family lost more than one child and he said that they were not certain of that at this point, they just didn't know. president obama at the white house today was visibly shaken when he came out to address the nation and we will have more of the president's remarks when this special coverage of the "cbs evening news" returns from newtown, connecticut. ,,,,,,,,,,, >> pelley: when president obama addressed the nation about the shooting he seemed visibly upset at the white house today. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandpa
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now. the president promised action. the white house announcing vice president joe biden will head an administrationwide effort to come up with legislation in the wake of the newt down massacre. what form that takes is not clear. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> hi, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the president said he would to everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people including 20 young first-graders at a connecticut elementary school. we're told he will announce the effort today. it will happen a couple hours from now. bill: steve centanni from the white house. what do we expect there, steve? >> reporter: well, bill, we expect the president and vice president joe biden come into the briefing room in a couple hours and begin process gathering information from inside their administration to formulate new policy, any kind of policy. any idea that could prevent this kind of mass violence, these kind of school shootings to happen in the future. this cops as newt town, connecticut, deals with the mass shooting. the yesterday
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